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Incident report

Emergency Services received a 911 call reporting a body on a roadside in eastern Yoknapatawpha County.

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Zoe Chase bio

Zoe worked in publishing in New York before she became a columnist in Oxford.

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Beau Jenkins bio

Outside of school and work, Beau studies true crime and is active in his church.

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Beau Jenkins interview

The detectives talked to the young man who found Zoe's body.

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Incident report

A fellow officer notified Detectives Armstrong and Murphy about a potentially related incident.

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Shirley Harris interview

Detective Armstrong spoke to a witness in a potentially related incident.

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Howard & Marion Neidelmen bio

Howard and Marion are devoted to each other and their only child, Nancy.

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Howard & Marion Neidelmen interview

The detectives spoke to Howard and Marion shortly after they arrived in town.

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Columnist slain

The Crime Beat reports: OWP columnist Zoe Chase killed in possible carjacking

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Evidence inventory - Chase residence

The detectives took some items into evidence from Zoe's house.

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Jack Swanson bio

Jack caught the acting bug in high school and pursued it in college and beyond.

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Jack Swanson interview

Detective Armstrong ran into Jack at Zoe's house.

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Peggy LeClaire bio

Peggy grew up in Michigan and moved to Oxford after college.

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Peggy LeClaire interview

Detective Armstrong asked Peggy about her business and personal relationships with Zoe.

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Mallory Benson bio

A founding member of the Oxford Writers Circle, Mallory has published several books to modest success.

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Mallory Benson interview

Detective Murphy spoke to Zoe's friend and fellow writer, Mallory.

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Ed Bonner bio

Ed has never been happier since he married vivacious Dani and they had twin girls.

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Ed Bonner interview

The detectives visited the Bonner residence and spoke to Ed, the only one home at the time.

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Dani Bonner bio

Dani and Zoe were best friends from the day they met until the day Zoe died.

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Dani Bonner interview

The detectives went back to the Bonner residence a little later to talk to Dani.

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Evidence inventory - crime scene

CSU provided an inventory of evidence collected at the scene of Zoe Chase's homicide.

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Audio transcript

Investigators transcribed a portion of an audio recording potentially relevant to the Zoe Chase homicide.

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Debbie Fitzgerald bio

Debbie has lived all over the country as she struggled to find her path in life.

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Debbie Fitzgerald interview

At the detectives' request, Debbie came in to talk about her relationship with Zoe.

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Steven Atwater bio

After a painful divorce, Steven regained his footing when he started writing.

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